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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
"Ad B. Mariam Virginem Wezlariae."
Topics: Fathers of the church, Sermons, Latin, Sermons, German, Emblems, Emblems, German, Emblems, Latin
Engraved title-page
Topics: Divination, Christian life, Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Engraved title-page
Topics: Escorial. Real Biblioteca, Libraries, Library science, Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627?; Aertssens, Hendrik, 1586-1658, printer; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633, ill
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern), Christian life, Future life, Emblems, Emblems,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Zsámboki, János, 1531-1584; Huys, Pieter, 1519-1581, ill; Heere, Lucas de, 1534-1584, ill; Plantin, Christophe, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Illustrated by Pieter Huys and Lucas de Here (cf. Landwehr)
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Acquired: 16 July 1968 (Beyers).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --17th century., Emblems, Latin --Germany...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Universität Altdorf; Siebmacher, Johann, d. 1611; Hulsius, Levinus, d. 1606, printer; Lochner, Christoph, fl. 1588-1614, printer; College of Arms (Great Britain). Library, former owner. IU-R
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Engraved t.p
Topics: Universität Altdorf, Academic decorations of honor, Medals, Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Junius, Hadrianus, 1511-1575; Kampen, Geeraard Jansen van, fl. 1564-1589, ill; Nicolai, Arnaud, ill; Huys, Pieter, 1519-1581, ill; Plantin, Christophe, ca. 1520-1589, printer; Junius, Hadrianus, 1511-1575. Aenigmatum libellus; Plantijnsche Drukkerij, printer
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Colophon on K4v: "Excudebat Christophorus Plantinus Antuerpiae, anno MDLXV idibus Maii [May 1565]."
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Mannich, Johann; Herr, Michael, 1591-1661, ill; Iselberg, Peter, ca. 1568-ca. 1630, engraver; Sartorius, Johann Friedrich, fl. 1617-1646, printer
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Imprint from colophon
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Westmorland, Mildmay Fane, Earl of, 1601-1666; Cotes, Richard, d. 1653, printer
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Engraved title-page, signed "W.M. sculpsit" (i.e. William Marshall)
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Mercier, Jean, 1545-1600; Queyr, engraver
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Imprint from McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Letterpress pages incl. dedication by P. Iselburg, the engraver, and German versions ("Kurtze erklärung") of the Latin poems in the emblem plates
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, German
Praz, M. Emblem books (2nd ed.)
Topics: Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, 1662-1726, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Emblems,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Vogel, Johann, 1589-1663; Zunner, Johann David, d. 1653, printer
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Publication date appears as chronogram on title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Heyns, Zacharias, 1566-1638; Vondel, Joost van den, 1587-1679, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace; Janssen, Anthony, 1626?-1699
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Running title: "Zinnebeelden uit Horatius Flaccus."
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace; Verdussen, Hieronymus, 1553?-1635, printer
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Colophon: "Typis Hieronymi Verdussen."
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Publication date from McGeary & Nash; appears as chronogram on title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin